I would like to apologise on behalf of my fellow white people for the Epthalite invasion of India in 458 AD.
— Jarvis Dupont (@JarvisDupont) February 25, 2019
This is a parody account, which has been started by that blonde twitter account (I can’t recall her name).
However what I find interesting is treating the Hepthalites as “white.” There is a strain in Anglo-Saxon civilisation to absorb other heritages into their own. Furthermore as a shadow of the Western hegemony, “whiteness” is a trait often bestowed (the Aryans are treated as a white people).
I understand that there are many nuances but as the Devil Wears Prada teaches us, subtleties in the elite level trickle all the way down into the popular one.
I still cant sleep thinking about Alexander the great crossing the Hindu Kush.
— Sfl (@Sfl16407031) February 25, 2019
The average Persian or India has a continuous link to their ancient by way of geography, history or ethnicity. What link does the average WASP really have to Alexander the Great; except a sentiment that they belong to the same “civilisation.” Constantly absorbing the winners of history into a mythos is what led to disasters like the film 300. The last traces of colonisation is economic & psychological; you still have to perceive another civilisation as superior to be able to buy into their lifestyle.